October 9, 2014

District 10 Fall Gathering

Delta County 4-H hosts District 10 4-H members from Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties on Saturday, October 25 in Hotchkiss. All members are welcome to attend. Transportation will be provided. Please let Nadine know if you are attending. We will leave the Extension office at 8:00 a.m.

district 10

Colorado Leadership Conference

Colorado Leadership Conference (CLC) sponsored by the Colorado State 4-H Officer Team will be held on November 7-9, 2014 in Glenwood Springs. CLC is for members in grade 6-9. Conference theme is Starting Your Race with 4-H. Check out the flyer for more details.

The cost is $45 which includes lodging, breakfasts, lunch, and workshop costs. Transportation will be provided. Register online after October 15 and by October 28. Contact Nadine with questions or interest at 641-1260.




October 9, 2014

CouncilBig, Big, Big Meeting on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m.

We are starting earlier because we have lots to do. Dinner will be provided!

This is our council officer election meeting. If you are planning on running for an office you must have a completed Officer Application before the meeting starts. Applications, officer expectations, and criteria are located in the Mergelman 4-H Building, Extension office, and at gunnison.colostate.edu. Nominations will not be accepted from the floor on election night. Nominees will need to be present at the October 22 council meeting and prepared to give their reasons for why they want to be an officer. And here are some reasons why you should want to be one:

  • 4-H has been very, very good to you. Here is a way to step up and give back
  • Guarantee you will also gain something back–new skills, increased confidence, admiration, and sense of accomplishment.
  • Looked at a college or scholarship application yet? 4-H club and council leadership roles slide very nicely into the blanks and essays where it asks for involvement and offices held.

Come and get involved. We will also be selecting the Leader of the Year.  Reminder to clubs: please have at least four people in attendance to cast ballots (three members and an enrolled leader).


October 9, 2014

volunteerConsider Joining a Committee

Would you like to have input about workshops, activities, and Cattlemen’s Days exhibits and shows for all project areas? Consider coming to a committee meeting and joining as a leader. (Youth are elected at the October 22 Council meeting.)

As a 4-H member, leader and parent, you will have the opportunity to be part of the committees that make decisions related to projects and events. All of the committees are open to anyone interested in helping to further the 4-H program in Gunnison County. Contact Nadine if you have interest in serving on the Horse Committee, Jr. Livestock Committee, General Project Committee, helping more with your club, or being a project leader.


October 9, 2014

cloverbudOctober 14

4:00 p.m.

Mergelman 4-H Building

Cloverbuds is a non-formal program designed for children 5, 6, and 7 years old as of December 31, 2014. They are not “mini-4-H” members. Their needs and interests require activities and events designed especially for them. The program provides opportunities for exploration and active learning in a non-competitive environment. Participation, safety, personal development, learning and fun are the highest priorities. Cloverbud programs are activity focused, not project-focused and are built on cooperative learning rather than competition.

Thank you Lenora Mears for leading this group every 2nd Tuesday of the month.


October 9, 2014

2014 Achievement Banquet

Leaders and 4-H Council are preparing for the annual Achievement Banquet on November 1. Potluck starts at 5:45 p.m. Meat will be provided and families are asked to bring a side dish. Clubs are contributing baskets that will be “raffled” off. Tickets are 1 for a $1.00, 6 for $5.00 and 15 for $10.00.

A dance open to 4-H families and friends will take place after the banquet until 11 p.m.



October 9, 2014

spotlight4-H Junior, Intermediate, Senior Members of the Year Nominations Open

Clubs can nominate a candidate for member of the year. You can also nominate yourself for member of the year. All candidates must turn an application into the Extension office by October 22. Applications can be picked up at the Extension office, Mergelman 4-H Building, or they are also located online at gunnison.colostate.edu. Outstanding members are chosen by a committee.

Basic RGBLooking for Outstanding Horse Members

The Krisjan Harnish Horseman Award is given each year in memory of an outstanding 4-H member and horseman. To be considered for the Master Horseman Award please complete the application form and return to the Extension office by October 22. The application and instructions can be found at gunnison.colostate.edu under 4-H Scholarships. Your record book will be attached after being judged.


October 9, 2014

Reenroll15Re-enrollment and enrollment begins October 15. Please go to co.4honline.com to enroll. Tip sheets are located on the log in page or gunnison.colostate.edu. Enrollment fees will be $20.00 a member ($50.00 for families with three or more members) and initial enrollment deadline is January 1, 2015. New final enrollment deadline will be March 1, 2015. Project drop date will be May 1, 2015. Please help club and project leaders out by getting your enrollments in.

All committee members, club, and project leaders should also re-enroll through 4-H online. Enrollment tool opens after October 15. Contact Nadine if you have questions, 641-1260.